In memory of
Carlbom, Edward 9/9/1946 - 9/29/2016 Durand, MI Edward F. Carlbom age 70 of Durand, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his home. Cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time. Arrangements through Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand chapel. The family plans to honor Edward's life with a memorial celebration this spring in Benton Harbor, MI. Edward was born September 9, 1946 in Benton Harbor, MI a son of Francis and Mary (Genovese) Carlbom. He had a generous heart, brilliant mind and infectious personality in which most would love to be around. Eddie "the horse" enjoyed horse racing, watching sports, playing cards, gambling cooking, boating, fishing, and spending time with his beloved sons. Prior to his retirement he was a self-employed business owner in Ann Arbor for over 30 years known as "Ann Arbor Eddie" owning several businesses such as; dry cleaners, a meat market, and a limousine service. Edward is survived by his sons Chris (Celeste Wright) Carlbom of Livonia, MI and Jason Carlbom of Concord, NC; and his nieces and nephews Debbie, Mike, Marcia and Missy as well as several other great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mary; and his sister, Carol (Bambi) Mantei. Memorial contributions in Edward's name are suggested to the family at this time. Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com Edward was a beloved father who made a significant impact on the lives of his sons, family and friends. His guidance and direction, wits and character influenced them in more ways than one. He had a personality that would draw others to him and create a lasting impression within them. R.I.P. www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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